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Amendment Paper as at
Thursday 22nd November 2001

STANDING COMMITTEE E


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ANIMAL HEALTH BILL

RESOLUTION OF THE PROGRAMMING SUB-COMMITTEE

       The Programming Sub-Committee appointed by the Speaker in respect of the Bill agreed the following Resolution at its meeting on Monday 19th November (Sessional Order C relating to Programming).

       That—

    (1)   during proceedings on the Animal Health Bill the Standing Committee do meet on Thursday 22nd November 2001 and Thursday 29th November 2001 at five minutes to Nine o'clock and at half-past Two o'clock and on Tuesday 4th December 2001 at half-past Ten o'clock and at half-past Four o'clock.

    (2)   the proceedings shall be taken in the following order, namely Clauses 1 to 3, Schedule 1, Clauses 4 and 5, Schedule 2, and Clauses 6 to 18, New Clauses and New Schedules;

    (3)   the proceedings on the Bill (so far as not previously concluded) shall be brought to a conclusion at 7 p.m. on Tuesday 4th December 2001.

       Mr Elliot Morley has given notice of his intention to move a motion in the terms of the resolution of the Programming Sub-Committee [Sessional Order C (9) relating to Programming (28th June)].


   

Mrs Ann Winterton
Mrs Cheryl Gillan
Mrs Angela Browning
Mr Bill Wiggin
Mr Richard Bacon

20

Clause     1,     page     1,     leave out lines 9 and 10 and insert—

    '(c)   any animals the Minister has reasonable justification to believe should be slaughtered after consultation with an independent veterinary surgeon and the owners of the animals, and the provision of a notice containing a reasoned justification, with 48 hours notice of slaughter with a view to preventing the spread of foot-and-mouth disease.'.

   

Mr Bill Wiggin
Mrs Ann Winterton
Mrs Cheryl Gillan
Mrs Angela Browning
Mr Richard Bacon

8

Clause     1,     page     1,     line     9,     leave out 'thinks' and insert ', after consultation with the animal owner, has reason to believe'.

   

Mr Colin Breed

116

Clause     1,     page     1,     line     9,     after 'with', insert 'a disease risk assessment by a suitably qualified and independent vet with'.

   

Mrs Ann Winterton
Mrs Cheryl Gillan
Mrs Angela Browning
Mr Bill Wiggin
Mr Richard Bacon

36

Clause     1,     page     1,     line     10,     at end insert—

    '(d)   but, notwithstanding the power in section 87 of this Act to amend the definition of "animals" by order, no animals shall be slaughtered by virtue of this paragraph which are not susceptible to infection of foot and mouth disease.'.

   

Mrs Ann Winterton
Mrs Cheryl Gillan
Mrs Angela Browning
Mr Bill Wiggin
Mr Richard Bacon

86

     Clause     1,     page     1,     leave out lines 12 to 20 and insert—

    '(1A)   In applying subparagraph (1)(c) above the Minister will exclude animals not affected, nor having been in contact with affected animals, nor exposed to the infection of FMD, which have been kept indoors constantly since the day before the first announcement by any Government Department of an outbreak.'.

   

Mr Colin Breed

117

Clause     1,     page     1,     line     12,     leave out 'is immaterial' and insert 'must be taken account of and subject to judicial review'.

   

Mrs Ann Winterton
Mrs Cheryl Gillan
Mrs Angela Browning
Mr Bill Wiggin
Mr Richard Bacon

1

Clause     1,     page     1,     line     12,     leave out 'immaterial' and insert 'material'.

   

Mrs Ann Winterton
Mrs Cheryl Gillan
Mrs Angela Browning
Mr Bill Wiggin
Mr Richard Bacon

2

Clause     1,     page     1,     line     14,     leave out from 'disease' to end of line 15.

   

Mr Bill Wiggin
Mrs Ann Winterton
Mrs Cheryl Gillan
Mrs Angela Browning
Mr Richard Bacon

9

Clause     1,     page     1,     line     14,     leave out 'suspected of being' and insert 'reasonably believed to be'.

   

Mrs Ann Winterton
Mrs Cheryl Gillan
Mrs Angela Browning
Mr Bill Wiggin
Mr Richard Bacon

3

Clause     1,     page     1,     line     16,     at end insert—

    '(ba)   are or have been in contact with a person who has been in contact with, or is suspected of having been in contact with, animals affected with foot-and-mouth disease'.

   

Mr Bill Wiggin
Mrs Ann Winterton
Mrs Cheryl Gillan
Mrs Angela Browning
Mr Richard Bacon

10

Clause     1,     page     1,     line     17,     leave out sub-sub-paragraph (c).

   

Mr Bill Wiggin
Mrs Ann Winterton
Mrs Cheryl Gillan
Mrs Angela Browning
Mr Richard Bacon

11

Clause     1,     page     1,     line     20,     at end insert—

    '(e)   may sensibly be vaccinated.'.

   

Mrs Ann Winterton
Mrs Cheryl Gillan
Mrs Angela Browning
Mr Bill Wiggin
Mr Richard Bacon

21

Clause     1,     page     1,     line     20,     at end insert—

    '(a)   could be vaccinated against foot-and-mouth.'.

   

Mrs Ann Winterton
Mrs Cheryl Gillan
Mrs Angela Browning
Mr Bill Wiggin
Mr Richard Bacon

22

Clause     1,     page     1,     line     20,     at end insert—

    '(1B)   In applying sub paragraph (1A)(c) above, there must be provision for the disposal of the carcasses within 48 hours of slaughter or in accordance with the requirements of the National Contingency Plan.'.

   

Mrs Ann Winterton
Mrs Cheryl Gillan
Mrs Angela Browning
Mr Bill Wiggin
Mr Richard Bacon

23

Clause     1,     page     1,     line     20,     at end insert—

    '(1C)   In applying sub paragraph (1A)(c) above, if slaughter cannot be effected within 48 hours, the owner of the animals shall be given the option of vaccination.'.

   

Mrs Ann Winterton
Mrs Cheryl Gillan
Mrs Angela Browning
Mr Bill Wiggin
Mr Richard Bacon

37

Clause     1,     page     1,     line     20,     at end insert—

    '(1B)   Where none of sub-paragraphs (1A)(a) to (d) above apply to the animals in question, the Minister shall serve on the owner of the animals (or in default of the owner being traceable the keeper of the animals) a notice containing a reasoned justification for his decision to require the slaughter of the animals, and no slaughter shall take place until at least 48 hours have elapsed from the serving of the notice.'.

   

Diana Organ

54

Clause     1,     page     1,     line     20,     at end insert—

    '(3A)   After sub-paragraph (1) insert—

    "(1A)   The Minister may not cause to be slaughtered any animal kept as a pet or in an animal sanctuary or for other non-commercial purposes—

    (a)   under sub-paragraph (1)(b) above on the ground that it has been exposed to the infection of foot and mouth disease, or

    (b)   under sub-paragraph (1)(c) above

    unless the Minister reasonably believes, on the basis of a veterinary risk assessment, that the animal is at significant risk of having been affected with foot and mouth disease.".'.

   

Mrs Ann Winterton
Mrs Cheryl Gillan
Mrs Angela Browning
Mr Bill Wiggin
Mr Richard Bacon

38

Clause     1,     page     2,     line     14,     at end insert—

    '(2A)   The Minister shall for animals slaughtered under this section pay compensation, which shall be the value of the animal immediately before it was slaughtered.'.


   

Mr Bill Wiggin
Mrs Ann Winterton
Mrs Cheryl Gillan
Mrs Angela Browning
Mr Richard Bacon

12

Clause     2,     page     2,     line     4,     after 'of', insert 'contagious'.

   

Mrs Ann Winterton
Mrs Cheryl Gillan
Mrs Angela Browning
Mr Bill Wiggin
Mr Richard Bacon

24

Clause     2,     page     2,     line     4,     after 'of,' insert 'infectious'.

   

Mrs Ann Winterton
Mrs Cheryl Gillan
Mrs Angela Browning
Mr Bill Wiggin
Mr Richard Bacon

87

     Clause     2,     page     2,     line     5,     after 'disease', insert 'except where those animals have been kept indoors constantly since the day before the first announcement by any Government Department of an outbreak'.

   

Mr Colin Breed

118

Clause     2,     page     2,     line     5,     after 'disease', insert 'following a full disease risk assessment'.

   

Mrs Ann Winterton
Mrs Cheryl Gillan
Mrs Angela Browning
Mr Bill Wiggin
Mr Richard Bacon

5

Clause     2,     page     2,     line     6,     after 'compensation', insert 'at full market value'.

   

Mrs Ann Winterton
Mrs Cheryl Gillan
Mrs Angela Browning
Mr Bill Wiggin
Mr Richard Bacon

25

Clause     2,     page     2,     line     7,     at end insert 'pursuant to section 36(3) of this Act.'.

   

Mrs Ann Winterton
Mrs Cheryl Gillan
Mrs Angela Browning
Mr Bill Wiggin
Mr Richard Bacon

4

Clause     2,     page     2,     line     7,     at end insert—

    '(1A)   An order under subsection (1)(a) above may in particular refer to the following diseases:

       Foot-and-mouth disease

       Swine vesicular disease

       Peste des petits ruminants

       Lumpy skin disease

       Bluetongue

       African horse sickness

       Classical swine fever

       Newcastle disease

       Vesicular stomatitis

       Rinderpest

       Contagious bovine pleuropneumonia

       Rift Valley fever

       Sheep pox and goat pox

       African swine fever

       Highly pathogenic avian influenza.'.


 
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